Thursday, June 28 – Americana Roots & Folk
Headliner: Red Molly
Opening: Steve Kirkman and Fred Gillen, Jr. of Hope Machine
Vendors open at 6:00 PM
Concert begins at 6:30 PM
Michael Ruby’s review of the opening act, Steve Kirkman and Fred Gillen, Jr. of Hope Machine, says it all, “Folk music is a beautiful thing. Hudson Valley guitar slingers Steve Kirkman and Fred Gillen, Jr. of HOPE MACHINE grasp this fact in a fundamental way; they wrap their arms around it in a big bear hug. HOPE MACHINE began as a ‘friendly tribute’ to Woody Guthrie, but somewhere along the way it became something more. It became an extension of Woody’s ideas and attitude, with Kirkman and Gillen taking the wiry little wonder’s spirit forward into the now.”
From the Boston Globe to NPR, Red Molly has been nationally praised as earning their place among elite female trios. Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner, and Molly Venter fill performances with their “tick-tight” arrangements, crystalline vocals and caramel harmonies. Red Molly’s gorgeous a cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and touch of jazzy western swing, are all done up in Red Molly’s unique stylings of three-part harmonies, signature dobro licks and inventive arrangements that will have you tapping your feet and feeling your heart strings.
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